Thursday, February 14, 2008

Sisterhood is Thicker than Gender

Language as a descriptor of reality is in full meltdown, and NPR pundit and Barnard College graduate Bonnie Erbe is surfing the flow.

If Clinton loses the nomination, do women lose? Rights? Power? Visibility? Clout? Are they not taken as seriously by the political establishment? A month ago I would have told you yes. Now I believe the answer is no. Why? Because metrosexual, pro-choice, pro-health care, anti-poverty Obama is, in every political sense at least, more of a woman than Clinton.

And why not? If Bill was the first black president, Obama can be the first woman president, no? History books in our grandchildren's day should make interesting reading.

[Hat tip: Bookworm Room]